My last night with The Poetry Lounge

Last night was my last Poetry Lounge. I’ve been putting it together for seven years, at first with the help of dear friend Deborah Alma, the Emergency Poet. But now I live in Shrewsbury, not Ludlow, and it’s time to put my efforts into the Shrewsbury Poetry scene, and time for the Poetry Lounge to step into a new era with other people at the … Continue reading My last night with The Poetry Lounge

A Troubadour Day at Barton Court, Christmas 2019

On a bright, fierce, freezing day in December, an enthusiastic group of poets gathered for our latest Troubadour Day at Barton Court, under the Malverns. Barton Court is a Georgian gem of a country house tucked under the hills. It has a tithe barn, a medieval dovecot, a piggery, a ferretry – and a hound-wash, just to be going on with. It’s run by its … Continue reading A Troubadour Day at Barton Court, Christmas 2019